August 14, 2014 - Word of the Day: bore
The word "bore" describes how a person feels when something is not interesting. It's regularly used for school, work, or one's life. Pay attention to whether "bore" is used as a verb or as an adjective:
- I feel bored. (adjective)
- I'm bored. (adjective)
- I bored the students. (verb -- The students wanted to go to sleep while listening to me talk!)
- I'm boring. (adjective - My personality and life are not very interesting!)
- This class is boring. (adjective)
- This movie is boring. (adjective)
- The movie is boring me. (verb)
- The students were bored by the lecture. (verb)
- The lecture bored the students. (verb)
- The students were bored. (adjective)
- You look bored. (adjective)
- My job bores me. (verb)
- My job is boring. (adjective)
You can also make a noun with "bore" by adding "dom" to the end:
- I thought I was going to die of boredom at that party.
- To avoid feelings of loneliness and boredom, Agnes joined a club that meets twice a week.
Words that rhyme with "bore."
They're suffering from boredom.
They're both bored.
They're bored with each other.
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